Education & Program Assistant


Wade House Historic Site, Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wade House Historic Site is a 240-acre outdoor living history museum located in Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Guests experience the era of stagecoach travel at the Wade House Hotel and discover what an 1850s town was like at the Dockstader Blacksmith shop and the Herrling Sawmill. Our beautiful Visitor’s Center includes the Wesley J. Jung Carriage Museum with over 40 carriages on display. Horse drawn carriage rides transport guests throughout the site as part of the daily experience and sheep and chickens roam the grounds. Wade House connects people to the past through unparalleled storytelling and historic experiences to create lasting memories. Staff work in historic indoor and outdoor spaces with fellow team members across the picturesque site to create an exceptional experience for our guests.

The Education and Programming Assistant serves as the lead for school group tours and/or summer camp programs. School group tours are held in May and October and summer camps are held in June and July. The Assistant must be skilled in leading groups of students, teaching, and instructing them. They will be charged with helping coordinate school group visits and summer camp bookings, the on site logistics during the programs, and working closely with fellow team members to provide outstanding experience for guests at the Wade House Historic Site.

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Coordinate School group visits

Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) and maintain training materials and support systems for fellow staff as it relates to historic interpretation, educational programs, and public programs
Conduct research and collaborate with Curator to ensure accuracy and sustainability of daily interpretation and facilitation.
Assist with booking school groups, coordinating schedules, and organizing visits to maximize the number of students able to visit the site.
Organize all materials needed for each aspect of the school group visits ensuring staff have everything they need to provide an engaging experience.
Perform opening and closing procedures for all duty stations.
Coordinate Summer Camps

Implement summer camp lesson plans, must familiarize themselves with past years and activities, and be willing to learn various 1860s activities and methods to demonstrate at the camps.
Assist with booking summer camps, coordinating schedules, and facilitating paperwork and planning to maximize organization and efficiency.
Facilitate the camp activities on the Wade House grounds with  campers using the various buildings and locations. Create a memorable and enjoyable experience for summer camp participants.
Reflect upon the planning, successes, and improvements needed for future summer camps.
Salary Information
Pay is $17.00 per hour. This classification is in schedule and class 13-04

Please note this is a Limited Term Employment position so it does not include paid time off or benefits upon hire.
Job Details
Schedule is between 20-40 hours per week during the season between the hours of 7:30 am- 5:30 pm.  Some weekend and evening hours are required.

A criminal background check will be conducted by WHS prior to an offer of employment to determine if the circumstances of any conviction may be related to the job.

This is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position and limited to 1,039 hours. This position will be part time and average 20 hours per week.

Wisconsin residency is required for Limited Term Employment positions.

Limited Term Employment (LTE) positions are not civil service classified positions, do not give any rights to permanent civil service classified positions and do not lead to permanent status.

WHS does not sponsor work visas.  Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.

All state employees are required to report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not, and must provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. At this time, those who are unvaccinated are subject to weekly COVID-19 testing protocols.
Qualifications
Knowledge, skill, and ability to think on one’s feet and exhibit flexibility while ensuring exceptional guest experience.
Experience working with school age children.
Skills and ability to communicate effectively in person and by other means with staff, guests, and volunteers of diverse backgrounds and interests.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to carry out assigned duties with a minimum of supervision.
Ability to complete assigned duties in historic structures lacking climate control and with direct exposure to the outdoors in farm and wooded environments, including allergens and insects, may need to work outside in all weather conditions on occasion.
How To Apply
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Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.

Questions can be directed to HR@wisconsinhistory.org.
Deadline to Apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply for this job please visit wj.wi.gov.